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Archaeological sites

If you’re interested in archaeology or just want to learn more about Cretan history check out the following archaeological sites in Crete.

The popular archeological sites of Minoan time, Phaistos and Agia Triada are only a few kilometers distance. Here you get some information about the archaeological sites which you should definitely visit during your vacation in South Crete.

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Tholos tomb of Kamilari
Archaeological sites

Tholos tomb of Kamilari

The Kamilari tomb was the largest and best-preserved of three tholos tombs found in the area when the Italian School carried out excavations in the

Palace of Phaistos, Messara
Archaeological sites

The famous Palace of Phaistos

The palace of Phaistos is one of the most important Minoan palaces and with approx. 18,000 m² the second largest after that of Knossos. It

Komos Archaeological site
Archaeological sites

Kommos excavation

The Minoan settlement of Kommos lies 5 kilometers south-west of Agia Triada and six kilometers south-west of Phaistos. The settlement is situated on a small hill next to

Agia Triada Archaeological site
Archaeological sites

Agia Triada

Just a few kilometers west of the palace of Phaistos you can visit the ruins of the royal villa, the small Minoan palace in Agia

Gortyna, South Crete
Archaeological sites


The apostle Paul preached here and the city is known for its text of the law carved in stone, the oldest text found in Europe.

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